japonisme: blanche can wait

23 April 2007

blanche can wait

it all began because i found a poster by blanche mcmanus in one of my books, and so i had to explore. there will be way more another day (maybe tomorrow), but in the meantime, perhaps you can see why this poster of hers provoked today's post. (i already had the ohara koson, which is also inspiring.)

katsu- shika hoku- sai did his manga in 1821, and jules- auguste habert-dys gave us this gorgeous illustration, inspired by the japanese work, some 80 years later.

hiroshige's birds flew cross the moon some time around 1800, and h. charles tomlinson's birds had to wait 100 years before they could gather up this girl's palm of crumbs.



and the same time frame occurred before the book's flock was set free (unknown designer); they waited 100 years after hiroshige's work.

nakamura hochu worked even earlier, circa 1700, but hoytema, dutch, was painting birds 150 years before he was born.

(for more birds, check out some of our earlier posts here, and here, and here. and be sure not to miss the charming post here.)

one more reminder of what went not so long before

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5 Comments:

Anonymous Ulla said...

Visiting via Florizelles blog! Yours is pure pleasure to the eyes! Lovely!!!

24 April, 2007 13:35  
Anonymous Ulla said...

I forgot to ask, I am working on a print project today where I need some deer. Do you have any wonderful images of deer, or a family/gathering of deer???

24 April, 2007 13:38  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

thanks ulla--welcome!

hmmmm--not sure what kind of deer! japanese?

24 April, 2007 22:18  
Blogger harlequinpan said...

i love these!So charming!!

25 April, 2007 08:28  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

thank you pan! i'm so happy to hear so from you!

26 April, 2007 12:46  

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